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Job Number:
J1122-1243
Job Title:
Patient Services Partner
Status:
Permanent Part Time
Department:
Inpatient Surgery
Hours:
D and N
Union:
SEIU Service
Job Category:
Personal Support Worker PSW
Number Of Positions:
1

Southlake is building healthy communities through outstanding care, innovative partnerships, and amazing people. We deliver a wide range of healthcare services to the communities of northern York Region and southern Simcoe County. Our advanced regional programs include Cancer Care and Cardiac Care and serve a broader population across the northern GTA and into Simcoe-Muskoka.

Our team of nearly 6,000 staff, physicians, volunteers, students and Patient and Family Advisors are committed to creating an environment where the best experiences happen. As a recognition of our commitment to quality and patient safety, we have received the highest distinction of Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada.

Job Summary

The Patient Services Partner (PSP) is responsible for the provision of patient care to a specific group of patients under the supervision of Regulated Health Care Professionals (RHP) and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Southlake Regional Health Centre (SRHC). PSPs are primarily required to perform tasks for patients that are focused on activities of daily living (ADL) including mobility and feeding.

Primary Responsibilities

• Empty, measure, and report ostomy and Foley catheter drainage and dispose of contents
• Perform urine and stool specimen collection and labeling of these specimens
• Perform various patient care duties and related social activities necessary in meeting patient’s personal needs and comfort and documenting as required
• Provide physical assistance to patients as required by assisting with lifts and transfers, as directed by a RHP
• Assist with ambulation, toileting, bathing and personal hygiene functions under the direction of RHP
• Assist with tray set-up and feeding of patients as directed by a RHP; opening packages, making patient comfortable, feeding when necessary and documenting food consumption
• Monitor at risk patients by direct observation in or outside the patient room
• Document patient care activities in the Health Care Record

Skills & Abilities

• Recent patient care experience preferred
• Recent acute care experience preferred
• Able to work 12 hour shifts and nights and weekends
• Demonstrates understanding of infection prevention and control practices
• Demonstrates conflict resolution skills
• Demonstrated excellence in communication, both written and verbal
• Demonstrated problem assessment skills
• Demonstrated commitment to customer service and teamwork
• Demonstrated individual leadership skills

Qualifications

• High school diploma required
• Successful completion of a Personal Support Worker/Developmental Service Worker program through a National Association of Community Career Colleges approved program (community college/accredited college program) OR successful completion of a minimum of the 1st year of a Nursing program required

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety department. Successful candidates will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (two doses) from the Ontario Ministry of Health website or other authorized source directly to the Occupational Health and Safety department. In the event that you are unable to be vaccinated as a result of a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written explanation of the ground and any supporting documentation to determine if you are exempt from this requirement to the recruitment team. A recruitment representative may follow up with you for further information if necessary.

At Southlake, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those with disabilities. Southlake is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

It is the responsibility of all Southlake employees to work in a safe manner and promote health and safety in the workplace.